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The Last 'How I Met Your Mother' Feels Like An End To Something Bigger

We've met the mother. 

We saw Barney and Robin get married. We watched Lily and Marshall become parents.

(Oh, and if you have no idea what I'm talking about, here's Time Magazine's take on everything you need to know about the series finale.)

We've had nine years of foreshadowing and build up. It's been killing us. And here we are. We're finally going to see the moment Ted meets the mother of his children. 

But as they say, How I Met Your Mother has been more about the journey than the destination. Along the way we've made five best friends — characters who remind us of our own real-life friends and of ourselves. 

For many of us in that, ahem, 30- to 40-year-old window, we've grown up alongside the cast. We, too, have gone through break-ups and gotten married. We too have watched our careers take unexpected turns. We've also decided to become parents. And of course, we too have talked it all out over beers with our friends. 

So saying goodbye to Lily, Marshall, Barney, Robin and Ted won't be easy. It will be like admitting it's the end of an era. 

And maybe it is. At least we'll always have reruns. 


Bandofotters April 01, 2014 at 10:28 AM
Sorry, but the characters were never real. It was like "Friends" on LSD. Every emotion was over the top. I had to stop watching after the incident with the rodent in the kitchen.
The College Whisperer™ April 01, 2014 at 12:08 PM
Next season, the prequel: How I Met MY Mother - Tales from the Womb :-)
Leigh April 01, 2014 at 01:45 PM
"Stupid" and "sucked" were two words out of ten in your opinion joe. I would call that pretty hateful.
NT April 02, 2014 at 01:09 AM
I agree with JohnnyMass, in a way. I did really enjoy the show until I couldn't get past the irony of a gay man playing a part of a womanizer. I know he has some good acting creds, but it changed the authenticity of the show for me and I stopped watching.
Marcie Linder April 03, 2014 at 12:36 PM
cop out ending. what is so great about Robin? Ted could have looked harder for his wife or she did not have to die. the end.

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